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Old 16th of February 2012 (Thu)   #4726
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Are you KIDDING ME? Dude...not cool. I guess there's always next January! You were only about 15 mins away from me. Well, anyway, I'll probably rent it for church summer camp but I have a feeling it won't be in stock so I'll go with the D3s then if not. Last year's pics sucked with my D90 at camp. I couldn't lower my shutter speed any more than I did and even at ISO 1600, it was terrible because of the lighting.

Speaking of which, would it be the best idea to rent the D3s (or D800E if available) with a flash and raise ISO to 6400 so that I can conserve battery and for more discreet shooting?
Maybe next time. That weekend was sort of a bummer since it rained most of the day.

I personally have never shot a D3s but, if you want ISO performance, the D3s is the way to go.
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85G is money. Really liked it while I owned it. IMO, just as good as the 85L and in sone areas, better. You'll be happy with it I am sure.
Thanks for the feedback. Btw, how's the baby? Do we have a name?
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Old 16th of February 2012 (Thu)   #4727
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Default Re: Got a Nikon? Share your thoughts and photos here or ask a question! (II)

For those who haven't read this yet, I think it's worth a read.
http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...5.html?aff=rss

Talks of new cameras, differences between the 800 and 800E and the D700 sticking around.
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Old 16th of February 2012 (Thu)   #4728
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Thanks for the feedback. Btw, how's the baby? Do we have a name?
2 more weeks. Name will be revealed in due time.
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85 1.8G samples up for those interested in a more wallet friendly FX prime.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wingman...th/6881182795/
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85 1.8G samples up for those interested in a more wallet friendly FX prime.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wingman...th/6881182795/
Its looking really good. I wonder how it will compare with Canon's 1.8.
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Its looking really good. I wonder how it will compare with Canon's 1.8.
Love the bokeh on it...
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2 more weeks. Name will be revealed in due time.
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85 1.8G samples up for those interested in a more wallet friendly FX prime.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wingman...th/6881182795/
That looks darn good.
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Here's a what would you do type of question.

You need to re-buy a new system. The bodies are a D800E, D70 and 1 lens which is the 105/2.8D Micro Nikkor and 1 flash which is a SB-700.

Lenses need to be used for portraits, street photog/candids, low light sports/concert shooting and low light indoor in confined spaces.

Restrictions:
- Budget is $5000USD max, spending less would be a bonus.
- No variable aperture lenses.
- Nothing slower than f/4 BUT f/2.8 or faster is preferred.

I'm trying to get some ideas, thanks!
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I say 24-70mm, 85mm f/1.8 and 70-200mm VRII

or 35mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8 and 70-200mm VRII
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I could probably get away with the 24-70 and 70-200 and call it a day. The only reason why I don't is I prefer primes theses days. I know I will get one of the 85's but im not sure which or what others to get to complement it yet.

Edit: I just bought the 85/1.4g. I didn't want to go with the Sigma because I'm unsure of performance with the D800E and the 1.8 is a bit of an unknown right now.
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Scratch the D70 I got from Adorama. Rated an E+ but the camera has a mirror lockup problem. I have better luck buying off of the forums.
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Here's a what would you do type of question.

You need to re-buy a new system. The bodies are a D800E, D70 and 1 lens which is the 105/2.8D Micro Nikkor and 1 flash which is a SB-700.

Lenses need to be used for portraits, street photog/candids, low light sports/concert shooting and low light indoor in confined spaces.

Restrictions:
- Budget is $5000USD max, spending less would be a bonus.
- No variable aperture lenses.
- Nothing slower than f/4 BUT f/2.8 or faster is preferred.

I'm trying to get some ideas, thanks!
24-120 f/4 VR
85mm f/1.8G
35mm f/1.4G
70-200 f/2.8G VR II

I think i covered it within budget...
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24-120 f/4 VR
85mm f/1.8G
35mm f/1.4G
70-200 f/2.8G VR II

I think i covered it within budget...
Thanks. That 24-120 would never see the light of day if I had those other three.

I added the 85/1.4 earlier. I don't know if I should add the 14-24/2.8, 17-35/2.8, 16-35/4 or 24/1.4 on the wide side. This is where Canon made it easier for me with the 16-35/2.8 II.

14-24 - heavy and less useful zoom range.
17-35 - Older, not as sharp as the other lenses
16-35 - It's an f/4
24/1.4 - 1.4 makes up for not being a zoom but it's the most expensive of the bunch.
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The 17-35 f/2.8 really isnt a bad lens though...last i checked it was considered better than the Canon 16-35 series...

the "extreme corners" arguement BS is really a measurebation thing if you think about it... Do you really put anything you want to focus on in the absolute corners of your images? So long as the center circle is very sharp, the absolute edges of your frame can be soft (and in fact, probubly SHOULD be soft) because you're not sticking anything important over there...

Unless you're shooting a brick wall or something...

The 17-35 is sharper at f/4 than the 16-35 is... And its a bit smaller

My vote would be for a 17-35 f/2.8...
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The 17-35 f/2.8 really isnt a bad lens though...last i checked it was considered better than the Canon 16-35 series...

the "extreme corners" arguement BS is really a measurebation thing if you think about it... Do you really put anything you want to focus on in the absolute corners of your images? So long as the center circle is very sharp, the absolute edges of your frame can be soft (and in fact, probubly SHOULD be soft) because you're not sticking anything important over there...

Unless you're shooting a brick wall or something...

The 17-35 is sharper at f/4 than the 16-35 is... And its a bit smaller

My vote would be for a 17-35 f/2.8...
If I shot landscapes I might care about corner sharpness but I don't. The 17-35 and 24 are the two lenses in that group I haven't used. Have you heard anything about how fast the 17-35 focuses?
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